Kroger say it’s closing about 40 stores nationwide. Many are in neighborhoods the U.S. Department of Agriculture already calls food deserts. That’s a place where food is hard to get, either because it’s too far away or it’s not affordable. Kroger says the closed stores weren’t making money. As communities that used to depend on their local Kroger supermarket look for a solution, local activists in Dayton, Ohio, are working to open a cooperative grocery store to replace the Kroger that closed.
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